Benefit Voku Punks for Rojava Solidarity Campaign. Music performance with Baschira & Roleda

Thursday 20 october 2022, Benefit Voku Punks for Rojava Solidarity Campaign. Music performance with Baschira & Roleda, music from Italy to Kurdistan and vice versa. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. Music on the stage from 9pm

What is Punks for Rojava?

Punks for Rojava is an international network in the punk community with the goal of providing support for Rojava and educating people about what is happening in Rojava and the ideology on which their society is built. The common ground between the society in Rojava, which is based on an ideology/political system called Democratic Confederalism has many similarities with the ideology of the international punk community, and rejects the idea of nation-states, religious influence on society, dictatorship in all its forms, as well as capitalism. It’s ‘based on direct democracy, total gender equality, secularism, ethical pluralism and ecology.

The situation

Right now, Rojava is heavy under attack by the Turkish state, using chemical weapons and bombing and attacking civilians. They mutilated bodies of dead female soldiers, looted villages and towns and made living conditions for civilians in the area impossible. With the Punks for Rojava we hope to create awareness about Rojava itself and to give heart to our internationalist comrades. The donations will be used to purchase gas masks for civilians to protect themselves from the chemical attacks and to the fighters trying to protect Rojava.
Currently, we are setting up our first benefit in Amsterdam, and we would like to invite everyone to set up a Punks for Rojava night in your locale area. It could be a pub night at your local bar, a punk gig, or even a punk compilation. Currently, we are already ordering T-shirts and stickers for additional donations.
As punks and anarchists, we stand firm against war, nationalism and religious fundamentalism; against enslavement of women, arms trafficking, and in mutual solidarity and support of our comrades’ direct democratic project.
Read the full article and see how you can support the solidarity campaign further

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.